Online Kadampa Spring Festival 2020


I’m doing something a bit unusual in this blog article, which is simply encouraging anyone who is reading it and who is interested in Buddhism to tune into the International Kadampa Spring Festival if you haven’t done so already and can make the time …

(Here is this article in Spanish.)

Vajrapani
Buddha Vajrapani, the Buddha of power, who destroys diseases and delusions

This is because I’ve been finding it to be incredibly profound, clear, uplifting, and relevant to what’s going on right now. From what I am gleaning, it is helping people beyond measure, and it is definitely a huge shot in the arm for our troubled world.

I think it would be very powerful for everyone if loads and loads of people could hear these really clear Buddhist teachings on developing compassion and wisdom, receive the empowering blessings of Buddha Vajrapani, and do the inspiring meditations and retreat with these three close and immensely kind disciples of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Tomorrow is technically the last day of the Festival — however, the links are available until June 3rd, which is still a week away. If you have not been able to listen in yet, or if you didn’t know this was happening, maybe you can think about registering today and making a plan to listen in over the next several days? Because you still have time. There are people all over the world who are still joining in, and I think a lot of people will in any case want to listen to a lot of the teachings and meditations twice before the links expire.

I would suggest starting with the first teaching and working your way systematically through the meditations, empowerment, teachings, and retreat in the order they are presented on the page, getting as far as you can according to what else you have going on over the next week! There is no need to join in for the Pujas at this point unless you have lots of time. Any questions, write them in the comments box below.

Here is the link to register: https://kadampabookings.org/frontend/?eventid=587

May all the inner and outer obstacles of all living beings swiftly be pacified.

 

Author: Luna Kadampa

Based on 37 years' experience, I write about applying meditation and modern Buddhism to our everyday lives, and vice versa. I try to make it accessible to everyone who wants more inner peace and profound tools to help our world, not just Buddhists. Do make comments any time and I'll write you back!

8 thoughts on “Online Kadampa Spring Festival 2020”

  1. I can honestly say that this has been the best Spring Festival I’ve ever done and It’s the nearest I’ve got to imputing myself on a holy being! The teachings were crystal clear, the meditations wonderfully lead and the Retreat was guided with remarkable clarity. Doing this at home on my own has been wonderful. If I was running a bit late or had to see to something else it didn’t matter, because I could start the session at the time I was ready. I found there were less distractions too; no queueing, no large crowds, no visual or noise disturbances, no cramped sitting conditions etc. I do hope online streaming will continue to be available in the future, even if we do get back to a new normal.

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    1. I have missed spending time with wonderful Sangha from all over the world (including you!), but apart from that I think this Festival has been a delightfully inspiring success. I love so much that nearly 6K people around the world are focusing on great compassion and generating themselves as such a powerful Buddha. That has got to make a difference! Brave new world.

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  2. Great! I agreed with you, the Festival is an enormous blessing. Vajrapani’s empowerment was, as you said, profound, clear, uplifting, and relevant to what’s going on right now. I had the great fortune of being booked by some bodhisattva and the experience has encouraged me to intent to find the means to have the fortune to book for Summer Festival. Great opportunity coming from our kind and compassionate Guru’s mind. I’ll post it in Spanish. All my love.
    Beautiful encouragement!

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